1st Edition

Libraries Within Their Institutions Creative Collaborations

By Rita Pellen, William Miller Copyright 2005
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    Discover how your library—and its patrons—can benefit from internal partnerships, collaborations, and interactions

    Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations examines the ways librarians work within their own universities, municipalities, or government units to form partnerships that ensure the best possible service to their patrons. An excellent companion and complement to Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work (Haworth) from the same editors, this unique professional resource looks at the associations between libraries and faculty members, city governments, information technology departments, and research institutes. The book provides first-hand perspectives, assessments, and case studies from information professionals at several major universities, including Kent State, the University of Washington, Virginia Tech, and Purdue University.

    Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations demonstrates the need for interaction and cooperation between libraries and non-library organizations—on campus and off. This unique book examines the elements of effective collaborations for libraries, including partnerships with campus teaching centers; helping faculty design their courses to enhance instruction; long-term perspectives in library-faculty cooperation; the creation of “collaboratories,” collaborative facilities based in libraries; and the development of campus-wide fluency in all areas of information technology and literacy.

    Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations provides practical information on:

    • campus-wide committees that promote a general education information literacy requirement
    • integrating ACRL core competencies for information literacy into course content
    • using an Assessment Cycle to document the library’s contributions toward students’ success and institutional outcomes
    • partnerships that have shaped the ARL Statistics and Measurement Program
    • using information commons, and teaching and learning centers to develop collaborative services
    • digital preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETD)
    • team-taught courses in scientific writing
    • joint-use libraries
    • collaboration in collection management
    • drawing teaching faculty into collaborative relationships
    • collaborating with teaching faculty to help students learn lifelong research skills
    Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.

    • Introduction: Cooperation Within Institutions (William Miller)
    • The Embedded Librarian: Strategic Campus Collaborations (Barbara I. Dewey)
    • Reflections on Collaborative Teaching of Science Information Literacy and Science Writing: Plans, Processes and Pratfalls (Deborah Huerta and Victoria McMillan)
    • Teaching Centers, Libraries, and Benefits to Both (Joni E. Warner and Nancy H. Seamans)
    • A Blueprint for Progress: Collaborating with Faculty to Integrate Information Literacy into the Curriculum at Purdue University (Alexius Smith Macklin and Michael Fosmire)
    • Collaboration in Collection Management: A Convergence of Education and Practice (Margaret Beecher Maurer and Don A. Wicks)
    • Reeling ’Em In: How to Draw Teaching Faculty into Collaborative Relationships (Melissa Moore)
    • Formal and Informal Structures for Collaboration on a Campus-Wide Information Literacy Program (Jordana M. Y. Shane)
    • A Campus-Wide Role for an Information Literacy Committee (Trudi E. Jacobson and Carol Anne Germain)
    • Talking Toward Techno-Pedagogy: IT and Librarian Collaboration—Rethinking Our Roles (Juliet Habjan Boisselle, Susan Fliss, Lori S. Mestre, and Fred Zinn)
    • Collaborating to Create the Right Space for the Right Time (Jill McKinstry)
    • New Library Facilities: Opportunities for Collaboration (Joan K. Lippincott)
    • Digital Preservation of Theses and Dissertations Through Collaboration (Gail McMillan)
    • Cooperative Dimensions of a Digitization Project (Andrew Adaryukov)
    • Using the Assessment Cycle as a Tool for Collaboration (Christie Flynn, Debra Gilchrist, and Lynn Olson)
    • Sharing Technology for a Joint-Use Library (Richard F. Woods)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Pellen, Rita; Miller, William